Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki pauses while speaking at a meeting of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans Friday in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

May 30 (Bloomberg) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned from his post after revelations of widespread failings in the health care system for military veterans.

President Barack Obama said he accepted Shinseki’s resignation this morning after the retired general delivering an interim review of of the VA system that found misconduct was not limited to a few facilities and was instead widespread.

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